Clowns to the right of me

In the you-can’t-take-them-seriously department, the John Locke Foundation has a newfound concern about energy production off the coast of North Carolina. After decades of advocating for building oil platforms off the coast of North Carolina, the organization says...
Make rich people pay for vouchers

Make rich people pay for vouchers

Republicans who support the voucher scheme that will drain public schools of resources keep pushing the narrative that Democrats don’t want poor kids to attend private schools with their kids. They point out that Roy Cooper sent his own daughter to private high...

A public service announcement and a call to arms

A public service announcement and a call to arms

Yesterday, Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for public education. Republicans, of course, howled. They accused of him being desperate as the legislature exercises its veto-proof majority to pass legislation with no checks or balances. Cooper is not...

The cost of mediocrity

The cost of mediocrity

Carolina Forward has a report out today debunking Republican claims that the party has turned North Carolina into an economic powerhouse. The GOP has been crowing about the state’s rank on various “Best states to do business” lists. They cite their decade of tax cuts...

Propaganda

Propaganda

There’s an article over at Carolina Journal that Republicans are sharing widely that claims to prove that gerrymandering is not a problem. The methodology the guy uses  is so flawed that I’m surprised somebody didn’t stop it. It just further erodes the John Locke...

Dean Timmons-Goodson

Dean Timmons-Goodson

North Carolina Central University scored big. They landed former North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Pat Timmons-Goodson as the next Dean of the NCCU School of Law. She brings both legal heft and a national reputation to Central. She can garner attention the school...

How did we get here?

How did we get here?

If Donald Trump had never been elected president, almost nobody would be surprised at the jury’s finding that he sexually abused E. Jean Carroll. Trump has been notorious for his sexual adventures since the 1970s. He bragged about his sexual conquests on the radio. He...

Manufactured outrage and suckers who engage

Manufactured outrage and suckers who engage

This weekend, the term “stochastic terrorism” came up twice in my Twitter feed, once accusing me of it and once accusing Governor Roy Cooper of it. I didn’t really know what it meant. I’ve heard the term in the back-and-forth on social media, but only had a vague...

Down to the crossroads

Down to the crossroads

When Mark Robinson comes onto the stage at his rallies, his theme song should be “Crossroads” because Robinson has clearly sold his soul.  Legend has it that blues musician Robert Johnson was just a mediocre guitar player who was more an annoyance than a...

Kicking the hornets’ nest

Kicking the hornets’ nest

Republicans in the legislature may have just kicked the hornets’ nest. Yesterday, they announced a plan to ban abortions after 12 weeks, with a graduated series of exceptions for instances of rape, incest, and the life of the mother. There’s no exceptions for the...

Knowledge scares conservatives

Knowledge scares conservatives

Republicans are set on dismantling our public education system from the ground up. Their voucher plan subsidizes private schools at the expense of public ones while continuing to put more money in the pockets of rich people. Their plan to end tenure at UNC and give...

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